Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Somerset Levels 16/3/14

Wow what a lovely sunny warm Spring day to head down to the Levels. The anticipation of what we may see is always amazing and today did not disappoint.  Highlight of the day was seeing 2 Adders, we felt so privileged to see these beautiful snakes. We saw many aspects of wildlife from Garganey to Kingfishers, singing Chiffchaffs, Marsh Harriers, and butterflies, we even heard our first our first booming Bittern of the year.  Not long until the Cuckoo returns!

Two Adders basking in the morning sun

Amazing red eyes of the Adder

On the move - this Adder was the smaller of the two and more active seeking out the heat of the sun

                Garganey - seen at Ham Wall at some distance!

Spring Willow - just says everything about Spring has sprung!

                Small Tortoiseshell 

Ham Wall view

                Kingfisher pair seen chasing each other

Chiffchaff - plenty seen and heard. Love this song as the herald of Spring.

                Brimstone - in flight the yellow is amazing and really bright

One more Adder - just love those markings

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